[tlhIngan Hol] <<poSayDon>> continued

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Feb 1 08:15:57 PST 2017

Another way to translate the future perfect would be "will have been opened".


On 1/31/2017 6:19 PM, Brian Cote wrote:
                                                                 So, my question
is: can you use {leghpu'} if the event it's referring to (the event
that brings the hypothetical into the historical) will happen far,
far in the future?

SuStel wrote:

If I understand what you're saying, then yes. wa'vatlh nem 'aplo' poSmoHlu' the container will be opened in one hundred years; wa'vatlh nem 'aplo' poSmoHlu'pu' the container is opened in one hundred years. The latter refers to a completed action; the former is explicitly not a completed action.
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